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This April 4, 2005 file photo shows Argentine Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio, celebrating a Mass in honor of Pope John Paul II at the Buenos Aires Cathedral in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Bergoglio, who took the name of Pope Francis, was elected on Wednesday.
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Argentine Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio has been elected pope. He is the first pontiff from Americas. Bergoglio has chosen the name...

Last Updated: November 17, 2017 - 1:46pm

ESPY — A minivan drifted across Route 11 Friday and crashed head-on into the cab of a tractor-trailer. 

Nancy Leighow’s navy Honda Odyssey van struck the Penske rental cab with...

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Last Updated: November 16, 2017 - 2:44pm

BLOOMSBURG — Columbia County property tax bills will rise by 6.4 percent in 2018 so the county can plug a $600,000 budget deficit.

The county commissioners approved the .75 mill...

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Last Updated: November 15, 2017 - 1:49pm

SCOTT TWP. — A dryer fire Wednesday morning caused heavy smoke to fill a second-story bathroom but did little damage to the rest of a two-story townhouse here.

Firefighters from...

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